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July 20, 2009

Moderate Islam Update: Model sentenced to whipping and fine for drinking beer

Topics: Understanding Islam

The Syariah High Court in Kuantan, Malaysia has sentenced a model to a RM5,000 fine and six whippings after she pleaded guilty to consuming an alcoholic drink in public last year:

In his judgement on Monday, Syariah judge Datuk Abdul Rahman Yunus said that if Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarnor, 32, from Sungai Siput, Perak failed to pay the fine, she would be imprisoned for three years.

Kartini was accused of consuming a beer at Cherating Bay Lounge, the Legend Hotel in Cherating at about 11.40pm on July 11 last year.

She was charged under Section 136 of the Pahang Administration of the Islam Law and Malay Custom Enactment.

This is an example of "Moderate Muslim" justice in what has been highlighted as a moderate Muslim country?

Oh well, at least she isn't being raped just before being hanged like they do in Iran.

Hat tip - Kisan

Posted by Richard at July 20, 2009 3:18 PM

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